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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thoughts on Valentine's Day

Steve Cole writes:

Never quit trying to be romantic.

For couples who have been together for a long time, romance often becomes an unspoken understanding) (which means no longer happens). Presents are not as big a deal when they have become written line items in the family budget. You've said "I love you" so many times that it seems pointless to repeat it one more time. That special snack item you sometimes picked up for your partner now comes in a bag of a dozen you buy at the grocery store out of force of habit. You've been everywhere you ever wanted to go so taking the weekend off to travel to some special somewhere is so boring you'd rather just stay home. You've been out to special dinners at every restaurant in town and it just seems silly to spend the money again to eat the same boring food in the same tired place.

So don't let "same old thing" turn into "nothing." Try something new, just because you once liked trying new things with your partner back when your partnership was new and exciting. Or maybe you go to someplace you long ago got tired of, just see what changed. Maybe you trade a couple of your chores just to see how the other half lives. Maybe you spend a little of the money the budget gives you for your own special treats on something your partner would like to have. Maybe you try a little harder to do a little more for your partner. When your partner does something you like, say "That's why I'm still in love with you after all these years."